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Veronica Brandt holds a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering. As editor, she has produced fine publications (as well as valuable reprints) dealing with Gregorian chant, hymnody, Latin, and other subjects. These publications are distinguished on account of their tastefulness. She lives in the Blue Mountains near Sydney, Australia, with her husband Peter and five children.
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We sternly urge adherence to the established norms by those who raise an uproar or a challenge in the name of a misunderstood creative freedom, and thus inflict so much harm on the Church with their rash innovations, so vulgar, so frivolous—and sometimes even lamentably profane. Otherwise the essence of dogma and obviously of ecclesiastical discipline will be weakened, in line with the famous axiom: "lex orandi, lex credendi." We therefore call for absolute loyalty so that the rule of faith may remain safe.
— Pope Paul VI (27 June 1977)

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FSSP Camp in Sydney, Australia
published 2 June 2018 by Veronica Brandt

Attendee looking left HEORIES of education spring up all over the place. It’s really easy to make educational plans for your children. Putting them into practice is the challenge.

As a young adult I came across evening courses in Thomistic Philosophy. Suddenly here was a window into a world of scholarship I hardly knew existed despite over a decade of tuition in Catholic schools. My determination to homeschool my own children was strengthened. Imagine what you could achieve if you learned this stuff from the start!

Aiming to teach something I had only just scratched the surface of myself proved to be challenging. The sort of teaching that appealed to me as I approached the age of 20 was a long way from something I could use for younger children.

Students from 2016 Philosophy Camp Perhaps you can imagine my enthusiasm when news came of a Philosophy Camp under the auspices of the local Priestly Fraternity of St Peter apostolate. Several days of classes mixed with sport and recreation.

    * *  2018 Philosophy Camp

Daily Mass is included. As Frank Sheed writes in his book Theology for Beginners “No book on doctrine will teach you as much as the Missal – provided you bring some knowledge with you.” If you can’t get your children to a similar camp, then F J Sheed’s books go some way to help fill in the gaps.